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Antibiotic Side Effect

Antibiotic side-effects commonly include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, photosensitivity, fever, vaginal yeast infection, and discoloration of the tooth. Anaphylactic reactions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, hypotension, arrhythmia, tendonitis, and seizures, though rare, are the serious adverse effects of an antibiotic.

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My son is given repeated antibiotics. Kindly explain antibiotic resistance.

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old son has been experiencing recurrent stomach infections, and the doctor prescribed antibiotics. I am concerned about antibiotic resistance. Can you explain what antibiotic resistance is and how it happens? How likely is it that my son could develop resistance due to these...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Repeated, frequent antibiotic use should be avoided unless necessary. Please take them only for the scheduled time, which is strictly under observation. Ensure you understand the reason for the need for antibiotics and ...  Read Full »

Should I finish my antibiotic course even if I feel well?

Query: Hello doctor,I got Doxycycline prescribed 100 mg twice daily for seven days for a throat infection. The side effects, like upset stomach and bowel movements, are very irritating. The throat infection after four days of taking medicine is much better. Do I need to finish the seven days course?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ideally, you should complete the seven-day course. A full course of antibiotics is required to ensure that the bacteria do not turn resistant by acquiring resistant traits. The antibiotic now would have killed the bacteria which are living. Once the dormant bacteria ge...  Read Full »

Can Flagyl cause stomach upset?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Amoxicillin 500 mg for tooth pain. Can I ask my further doubts regarding my tooth?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you very much for choosing me for your query. Please do not hesitate to send your query.  Read Full »

I have redness on my arms and legs. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fever and body ache a week ago for which I took Paracetamol 650 mg. After 3 days I had swelling and pain in the ankle and wrist joint for which I took Aceclofenac and Paracetamol. Now I have redness on my arms and legs. What to do now? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are experiencing redness on your arms and legs after taking medications, it could be a possible allergic reaction due to antibiotics. Allergic reactions can vary in severity, so it is important to monitor your symptoms closely. If the redness is accompanied by d...  Read Full »

I have diarrhea after taking antibiotics. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I took antibiotics about a month ago, and ever since the fourth day of antibiotic treatment, I have been suffering from diarrhea or loose stools. On the fourth day, I had bad cramps and loose stools that lasted from the fourth day to the seventh day. This then returned afterward with ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your diarrhea could be a direct side effect of the antibiotic, in which case, it should resolve after stopping the antibiotic. It could also be due to a condition called Clostridium difficile infection (C. diff for short). C. diff is a bacterium typically found in th...  Read Full »

I get stomach pain on taking Colchicine tablet. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have stomach pain that started after I took the tablet Colchicine for pericarditis, but I cannot stop taking my medication. I tried taking the tablet Ranitidine 150 mg twice daily, but it did not help. Now I am taking the tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg daily, but my stomach still hurts. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I completely understand your concern and will try to help you out. Gastrointestinal disorders are usually the most common adverse reactions from the tablet Colchicine. They are often the first signs of toxicity and may indicate that the Colchicine dose needs to be r...  Read Full »

Should I continue Admenta and Aricept if I have side effects?

Query: Hello doctor,My aunt has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past three years, and I gave her the tablet Amenta, but I forgot to give her the tablet Donep. The situation got worse four months ago, and the doctor recommended giving her the tablet Admenta 10 mg and Aricept 10 mg. She impro...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If she has muscle pain after taking the Donepezil tablet, I suggest you start with a low dose at 5 mg for two weeks before increasing it to 10 mg. If she cannot tolerate the side effects discontinue the drug.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for excessive hair fall after a course of antibiotic therapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is seven years old. Around nine months back, she had a fever and was on antibiotics. After that, she has had hair fall till now. There is too much hair fall, even if I touch her hair. I am really scared. Already it had started thinning. I do not know what to do. I have chec...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This hair fall is due to a fever that occurred nine months back. This stress-induced hair fall was programmed nine months back during fever and cannot be stopped now. However, the hair which is lost will be regained back after some time. My advice: Consult a specia...  Read Full »

Why did I get periods thrice this month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old female. I got periods three times this month. This happens for the first time in my menstrual history. I have three children (two normal vaginal birth and one is surgery). Kindly help with my issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I want some more details before guiding you in treatment. 1) Was the bleeding heavy all three times? 2) What were the dates of the three bleeding episodes? 3) Are you taking any medication? 4) Did you take your COVID vaccine this mo...  Read Full »

Why do antibiotics cause vaginal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I visited a clinic a month ago with complaints of itchy rashes on my back and upper chest, the prescription of which I have attached. I took the medication for two weeks only. At the end of the first week, I developed an uncomfortable vaginal itch, but I contin...  Read Full »

Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have severe sweat rash with infection, and you are allergic to your sweat. Do you have a sinus, wheeze, or dust allergy? I must suggest you with steroids and antibiotics in such severe infection and disease. However, since you have vaginal itch after taking the prev...  Read Full »

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